Is the Lunar-Precession Theory Flawed?

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In summary, the conversation discusses an argument against the lunar-precession theory, which suggests that the rise and fall of ancient civilizations is linked to the "Precession of the Equinoxes". Some people believe that this theory is based on gibberish, while others argue that it is valid. The website being discussed attempts to demonstrate that the observed phenomenon of the 'Precession of the Equinox' is caused by the motion of our solar system in relation to Sirius. However, some find the evidence on the site unconvincing. Overall, there is a disagreement on the validity of the lunar-precession theory.
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From the second URL
Some say that history amounts to a succession of continually re-emerging ancient civilizations, and that the rise and fall of such civilizations is somehow linked to a grand cycle of our Sun - a.k.a. the "Precession of the Equinoxes".

This sounds like total gibberish to me. A good discussion of various forms of astronomical precession (there are several) can be found in the wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precession
 
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pervect said:
From the second URL


This sounds like total gibberish.
From the front page of that site:

sirius site said:
The objective of this site is to demonstrate as clearly as possible that the observed phenomenon of the 'Precession of the Equinox' is caused by the celestial motion of our entire solar system in relation to Sirius.
 
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The first one too: a transit of Venus occurred as predicted, thus the theory that predicted it must be wrong? :rolleyes:
 
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Given these examples, I don't see how anyone can take that website very Siriusly...
 

Related to Is the Lunar-Precession Theory Flawed?

1. What is Lunar-precession theory?

Lunar-precession theory is a scientific concept that explains the gradual change in the orientation of the Moon's rotational axis over time. It is caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and other planets on the Moon.

2. How does Lunar-precession theory differ from Earth's precession?

Lunar-precession theory focuses on the changing orientation of the Moon's rotational axis, while Earth's precession refers to the gradual change in the direction of Earth's rotational axis. However, both are caused by the gravitational forces of other celestial bodies.

3. What evidence supports Lunar-precession theory?

Evidence for Lunar-precession theory includes observations of the Moon's changing orientation over time, as well as measurements of the Moon's orbit around Earth and its interactions with other celestial bodies.

4. How does Lunar-precession theory impact Earth and its orbit?

Lunar-precession theory has a small but significant impact on Earth's orbit around the Sun. The changing orientation of the Moon's rotational axis can affect the Earth's axial tilt and the length of the day, which in turn can affect climate patterns and seasonal changes.

5. Can Lunar-precession theory be observed?

Yes, Lunar-precession theory can be observed through precise measurements of the Moon's orientation over time. These observations have been conducted by both ground-based telescopes and space-based missions, providing evidence for the theory and furthering our understanding of the Moon's orbit and rotational dynamics.

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